McLaren Automotive and Gulf Oil International renew lubricants partnership for 2023

Luxury supercar company McLaren Automotive announced the renewal of its partnership with Gulf Oil International as its official lubricant and fuel partner for 2023. As McLaren’s official engine oil supplier, and following rigorous powertrain testing in 2021, the renewal of the relationship means Gulf Formula Elite will remain first fill lubricant in all McLaren Automotive supercars and hypercars leaving the McLaren Production Centre.

Gulf Formula Elite is an advanced full synthetic engine oil that provides the ultimate protection to the McLaren supercars engines. It was developed by both teams from Gulf Oil and McLaren working collaboratively, developing and testing a lubricant which would offer protection for McLaren’s V8 and V6 engines. Gulf Formula Elite uses Thermoshield Technology which forms a robust coating on all critical engine parts for enhanced wear defense.

George Biggs, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, McLaren Automotive said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship between McLaren Automotive and Gulf as our official lubricant and fuel partner. It is a partnership based on a shared commitment to performance through constant innovation. Gulf Formula Elite will continue to be McLaren Automotive’s exclusive first fill lubricant for every McLaren supercar and hypercar leaving our McLaren Production Centre where every McLaren is hand-built.”

Mike Jones, CEO, Gulf Oil International added, “We are thrilled to renew our partnership with McLaren Automotive. Both our companies share a passion for excellence, which ultimately led to the creation of our quality Gulf Formula Elite and its exclusive status as McLaren Automotive’s first fill lubricant. Our relationship thrives on the trust we have built with McLaren’s customers, who can be reassured that their supercar engines will be protected. We look forward to continuing this relationship together and building on everything we have achieved so far.”

Gulf Oil International and McLaren have been in partnership since 2021 and developed Gulf Formula Elite.